The Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan delivered a historical speech at the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on Friday, which has gathered praise from current and former cricketers across the country.
Legendary fast-bowler Wasim Akram called PM Imran “true voice of Pakistan” in his Tweet.
“I feel like we are being represented with the true voice of Pakistan and now the world can finally see who we are and what we stand for #ThankYouSkipper #ImranKhan #NayaPakistan #PakistanStandsUp” he wrote in his Tweet.
— Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 27, 2019
Khan’s former cricket fellow Ramiz Raja lauded his historic speech in simple words.
“Nailed it absolutely Mr Khan! Wow”
Nailed it absolutely Mr Khan! Wow.
— Ramiz Raja (@iramizraja) September 27, 2019
The veteran all-rounder Mohammad Hafeez called PM Imran Strong , Selfless & Fearless in his Tweet.
“Strong , Selfless & Fearless character @ImranKhanPTI, What a Leader U r, I m a proud Pakistani & Proud Muslim to hav U as our #Leader #UNGA2019″
— Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 27, 2019
Shoaib Malik also lavished praise on Imran Khan’s address to the UNGA.
“I look up to Khan sb’s leadership because of his achievements and the strong impact he had on our cricket even long after he had retired. The UN speech today is a moment I will always remember iA, like 92. We must all be united under our PM’s 4 points #PakistanZindabad” he Tweeted.
I look up to Khan sb’s leadership because of his achievements and the strong impact he had on our cricket even long after he had retired. The UN speech today is a moment I will always remember iA, like 92. We must all be united under our PM’s 4 points #PakistanZindabad pic.twitter.com/r1l5sahbYD
— Shoaib Malik (@realshoaibmalik) September 27, 2019
Here is how other Pakistani cricketers praised Imran Khan:
Hum uthaye howe the sir apne!
May Allah give you the courage to make Pakistan Shine. May this speech wake up every single person out there and bring the much needed peace and prosperity in this region. More power to you @ImranKhanPTI! #RiseAndRise pic.twitter.com/x73vrzWypp
— Mohammad Irfan (@M_IrfanOfficial) September 28, 2019
“Will the world community appease a market of 1.2bn or stand for justice and humanity?”
I’m a proud Pakistani today, whose leader raised such concerns so fearlessly on a global platform. #PakistanZindabad
— Wahab Riaz (@WahabViki) September 27, 2019
— Khurram Manzoor Khan (@_khurrammanzoor) September 28, 2019
Proud to call you our Prime Minister @ImranKhanPTI. It was not just the speech of Pakistan, it was the speech on behalf of the entire Muslim World. Every single word of it came from your heart and appealed to every sane mind out there. #PakistanZindabad #RiseAndRise pic.twitter.com/rqaGT534BV
— Imam Ul Haq (@ImamUlHaq12) September 28, 2019
What a man our Prime minister. @ImranKhanPTI spoke for all of humanity. Thank you sir !
— Azhar Mahmood (@AzharMahmood11) September 27, 2019
During his speech, the Prime Minister said that he had a great following in India because of his incredible cricketing career.
“Because of cricket & cricket being a passion in the subcontinent I had a great following in India. When my party came to power the first thing we did was to reach out to India.”